Danette May on Access Hollywood Live

On a recent episode of Access Hollywood Live, Danette shared the to 5 food lies. Danette reveals which foods you should eat and which foods you must avoid for fat loss and optimal health.

Five Food Lies Exposed

1. All Green Drinks Are Healthy

Green drinks are all the rage with celebrities and fitness guru's alike. But not all green drinks are healthy. The store bought green drinks such as Odwalla are the worst offenders. These drinks are so full of sugar that you may as well drink a soda.

And if you are consuming unwashed veggies, you could possibly be downing a glass of harmful, toxic pesticides.  Be sure  to wash your veggies and add a little fat such as hemp seeds or flaxseed oil. Adding fat to your green drinks will help your body absorb all the wonderful fat soluble nutrients.

I normally make a green drink every morning with fresh organic veggies, but when I'm traveling or on the go, I'll get my daily greens through Athletic Greens. This is the package you saw me point to in the video. By the way, you can grab Athletic Greens for yourself here:

 2. Whole Wheat Is Healthy

This one may come as a shocker, but the fact is that wheat contains a very unusual type of carbohydrate (not found in other foods) called Amylopectin-A, which has been found to spike your blood sugar higher than even pure table sugar. This means that wheat-based foods such as breads, bagels, cereals, muffins, and other baked goods often cause much higher blood sugar levels than most other carbohydrate sources.

As you know, the higher your average blood sugar levels are over time, the more Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs) are formed inside your body, which makes you age FASTER. These nasty little compounds speed up the aging process in your body, and cause damage over time to your organs, your joints, and create wrinkled skin.

 3. Low fat Yogurt Is Healthy And Will Help You Lose Weight

Be very careful in buying yogurt, especially if you believe this is going to make you healthier or lose weight. Most yogurts that claim to be “low fat” or “sugar free”, contain harmful artificial sweeteners and are loaded with sugars. They also contain other chemicals which alter your hormone balance.

When you consume sugar and lots of artificial processed products, your body actually holds onto the fat. Chose an organic plain greek yogurt like Fage or Greek Gods. And if you need to sweeten it a little, add your own sweetener like honey, stevia or 100% maple syrup.

4. Drinking Tea Is Healthy

Unfortunately, most of the tea sold today is nothing like the unadulterated version of tea from years gone by. Many of today's tea brands are operating under the guise of providing health benefits and promoting clean living, but are actually laden with pesticides, toxins, artificial ingredients, and GMOs.

Beware of ingredients that have “natural flavors”. You can breakdown anything that is found in nature and if it ends up tasting like the flavor you wish to use, you can add it to any product and call it “NATURAL FLAVOR” on the label. It could come from a stone in the ground or really anything. This is why when I see the words “natural flavor” listed in the ingredients, I put the product down and run far far away. Your best best is to buy organic teas.

5. Coooking Oils Are Healthy

First, anything labeled soybean oil, canola oil, corn oil, vegetable oil, or cottonseed oil (these are in a LOT of processed foods you probably eat) have likely undergone a refining process under extremely high heat, and treated with chemical solvents such as hexane. This leaves you with an oil where the polyunsaturated fats have undergone a lot of oxidation and are therefore VERY inflammatory inside your body, producing free radicals, damaging your cell membranes, contributing to faster aging, heart disease, and other possible health problems. Instead, use organic virgin coconut oil and olive oil.

Yours in Health,

Danette May

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